GPEA Spring 2014

Tools, Technologies, Best Practices and Issues

Wednesday, April 2 | 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Mississippi Room, Third Floor, Coffman Memorial Union

Increasingly, we make "digital" choices as part of designing our courses, conducting our scholarship and research, and interacting with colleagues. From using digital databases in research to using social media in scholarly and professional contexts, how digital technology is changing aspects of graduate education has captured attention in graduate education circles nationwide. The Spring 2014 Assembly provided opportunities for participants to interact with those on campus who are using digital tools and technologies to conduct research and scholarship, teach their courses, publish, and develop a digital presence in their scholarly or professional circles.

A digital fair, panel presentations and facilitated small group discussions allowed faculty, graduate students and staff to explore answers to questions such as:

  • Are you a graduate student wondering about whether you should publish online, or how to use large scientific data sets in your research?
  • Are you a faculty member (or future faculty member) wondering how to incorporate digital technology in your classroom?
  • Do you want to learn more about collaborative writing or how to engage most effectively with your colleagues in virtual environments?
  • Are there best practices, principles or policies for digital teaching and learning?
  • Do you know how to make the most of social media to network and represent your scholarly or professional self in digital spaces?
  • Have you heard about crowdsourcing, eMargin, Zotero, Omeka, and the Digital Humanities, but want to know more about these and other digital initiatives?